Like a recipe without its secret ingredient, a Christian without God's love flowing through them is just not the real thing. As followers of Christ, we ought to pursue love above all things so that somehow we might be able to tangibly demonstrate God's love and character to all who would seek it.
God is listening. One of the most comforting aspects of God's character is that He is near, He is sees, hears and knows, and He cares about us. The scriptures tells us that God has given us an open invitation to come to Him, lay our needs before Him, and that He promises to hear and respond.
It is easy to get caught up in the dark side of our own natures and begin to wonder how and if God could ever love us. When we come to understand the beauty of the perfection and righteousness of God and the bitter truth of our own fallenness, it is a stark contrast and can lead us to feel as though we are without hope. BUT - that is not what God has said.